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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

Images of Marquees and Snapshots of in-game screens come from the Progetto Snaps collection,
who have spent years creating impeccable support materials for the worl d of emulation.


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1984 Universal
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Internet Arcade
1984 Universal
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Mr. Do's Wild Ride is the third game in Universal's Mr. Do! arcade series, although it was originally titled Go! Go! Coaster and did not involve Mr. Do!. Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride, was released in 1984. Gameplay Mr. Do!'s scenario is a roller coaster, and the object is to reach the top. As the cars (and eventually other objects) speed around the track, you must escape by using a super speed button, or by climbing up small ladders scattered about the track. Two icons at the end of the level range from...
Internet Arcade
1984 Universal
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This is the fourth and last game in the series where Mr. Do! must collect dots and fruit on a multi-level platform while avoiding pursuing monsters. Enclose the dots to change them to fruit for more points or release traps to crush the monsters or use your power ball to eliminate them. Pick up the letters hidden amongst the fruit to spell 'EXTRA' to receive an extra Mr. Do! Cheats Throw your powerball in a narrow space so it will bounce more. The more bounces it completes before hitting a...
Internet Arcade
1983 Universal
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Mr. Do's Castle is an arcade game created by Universal in September 1983. The Asian title of the game is Mr. Do! versus Unicorns. Though marketed as a sequel to the original Mr. Do! released one year earlier, the game bears a far closer resemblance to Space Panic. It is the second of the Mr. Do series of video games, although it wasn't intended to be. It began life as a game called "Knights vs. Unicorns", but the U.S. division of Universal persuaded the Japanese arm to modify the...
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Internet Arcade
1982 Universal
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INSTRUCTIONS The object of Mr. Do! is to score as many points as possible by digging tunnels through the ground and collecting cherries. The title character, Mr. Do (a circus clown), is constantly chased by red monsters resembling small dinosaurs, and the player loses a life if Mr. Do is caught by one. The game is over when the last life is lost. Cherries are distributed throughout the level in groups of eight. 500 bonus points are awarded if Mr. Do collects eight cherries in a row without...
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Internet Arcade
1982 Universal
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1981 Universal
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Lady Bug is an insect-themed maze chase arcade game produced by Universal Games and released in 1981. Its gameplay was inspired by Pac-Man but with several additions to the formula, such as the ability to alter the layout of the maze through gate-shifting. The goal of Lady Bug is to eat all "flowers", hearts and letters in the maze while avoiding other insects. The player is represented by a red, yellow, and green character resembling a ladybug while the enemy insects' appearance...
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Internet Arcade
1981 Universal
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You fly over mountain tops and through caves dodging enemy space ships and missiles fired from the ground. Cosmic Avenger is a 1981 arcade game developed and published by Universal. Legacy Cosmic Avenger was ported to the ColecoVision video game console. Wes Hupp holds the official record for this game with 117,290 points on November 17, 1982. Reception Mark Bussler from Classic Game Room notes that Cosmic Avenger is the first continuous horizontal side-scrolling space shooter (though it is...
Internet Arcade
1980 Universal
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A spaceship fights against wave after wave of alien demons. 1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A
Internet Arcade
1980 Universal
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